SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tradeshift, the fastest growing supply chain platform, today announced the appointment of Jigish Avalani as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Reporting to CEO and co-founder Christian Lanng, Avalani will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the company, and the accelerated expansion of the Tradeshift global supply chain platform.
“The appointment of Jigish Avalani is indicative of the maturity of our business and the Tradeshift platform. He is uniquely qualified to drive operational excellence and the rapid expansion of our platform – services, partners and app ecosystem,” said Christian Lanng, CEO and co-founder, Tradeshift. “The market is at an inflection point, shifting from traditional on-premise and point solutions to cloud-based SaaS platforms. Tradeshift has been a key architect behind this shift. The battle of the platforms has now begun.”
Prior to joining Tradeshift, Avalani was SVP and General Manager of the travel and expense platform at Concur, an SAP company, where he was instrumental in building and growing an app ecosystem prior to the company’s acquisition in 2014. Avalani also brings decades of SaaS, platform and alliance expertise from senior leadership roles including CMO and EVP at SaaS startup Appature (acquired by IMS Health), and various executive roles at Microsoft.
“I am thrilled to join Tradeshift at this stage of its growth. The Tradeshift platform, born in the cloud, is uniquely positioned for accelerated growth because it brings all of the assets needed for an agile supply chain into a single, seamless and integrated ecosystem,” said Jigish Avalani, President and COO Tradeshift. "Technology and our experience with it should align to how business gets done in an increasingly networked economy. The Tradeshift platform and our unrelenting innovation will continue to deliver the richest value to customers and suppliers.”
Tradeshift is redefining how buyers and suppliers work together. Tradeshift connects buyers, suppliers, and all their processes in one network. Its global business-to-business platform helps companies run more efficiently, using cloud-based technology to improve processes like AP Automation, procurement, supplier management and working capital optimization. Companies rely on Tradeshift to transform their supply chains from a focus on cost-reduction to value and growth creation. As an open platform, third parties build new applications on Tradeshift, creating a whole new app ecosystem on top of open business data.
For suppliers, Tradeshift delivers free electronic invoicing, faster payments and predictable cash flow. For enterprises, we empower them to work more easily and productively with their entire supply chain, anywhere in the world.
Launched in 2010, Tradeshift connects 500,000 companies across 190 countries. Businesses on the platform include ADM, DHL, the National Health Service (NHS), CBRE, Vestas, and Air France-KLM. Tradeshift was awarded “Best Enterprise” at The TechCrunch Europa Awards and “Most Innovative Solution” by Financial-I. TechCrunch has also recognized Tradeshift for “Kicking Ass Globally”. Gartner has highlighted Tradeshift in its IT Market clock for B2B Solutions as well as three Hype Cycles - Multi-enterprise Solutions, Application Infrastructure and Procurement and Sourcing Solutions. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Copenhagen, London, Paris, Munich, Suzhou and Tokyo.